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Where the stimulus bill stands, and what comes next

• Biden says 'no time to waste' for Senate to pass his Covid relief package • 'Biggest trial of my life': Landlord says eviction moratorium has drained her savings
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Biden defends airstrike on Syria in letter to leaders in Congress and says US has the right to defend itself

Joe Biden at the Lincoln Memorial on January 19, 2021. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Joe Biden justified airstrikes in Syria in a letter to congressional lawmakers.  Biden said he directed the airstrikes in response to a recent militant strike in Iraq.  He said the US "always stands ready to take necessary and proportionate action in self-defense." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden justified his decision to strike Syria in a letter to con...
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2024 Republican prospects seek their own breakout moments at CPAC

• Weighing bid for California governor, Grenell to meet with Trump • Opinion: Trump has CPAC, but Biden has kryptonite • Kristi Noem gets standing ovation for Dr. Fauci dig at CPAC
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Mexican President Says He'll Propose Labor Program to Biden

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he will propose a ‘Bracero’ style immigrant labor program to U.S. President Joe Biden during a video call between the two leaders planned for Monday.
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FDA approves Johnson & Johnson's single-dose coronavirus vaccine

Emergency-use authorization boosts Biden’s vaccination plansJ&J effort becomes third vaccine available to US publicThe Food and Drug Administration has authorized Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine for emergency use, making it the third vaccine available to the US public and securing another vital step in the US fight to control Covid-19.The decision was a formality after an independent expert advisory panel late on Friday afternoon recommended drug regulators approve the one-shot vaccine. Continue rea...
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Biden explains justification for Syria strike to congressional leadership

President Joe Biden sent a letter to congressional leadership Saturday explaining the reasoning behind Thursday's airstrike in Syria, which has been criticized by some Democrats in the latest fight between the executive and legislative branches over war powers.
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Biden sends letter to congressional leadership explaining justification for Syria strike

President Joe Biden sent a letter to congressional leadership Saturday explaining the reasoning behind Thursday's airstrike in Syria, which has been criticized by some Democrats in the latest fight between the executive and legislative branches over war powers.
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Biden administration to make announcement about Saudi Arabia Monday as White House reviews ties

President Joe Biden said his administration would announce Monday how it will handle relations with Saudi Arabia after a report...
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Khashoggi: statement clarifying US stance on Saudi Arabia due on Monday

Biden’s announcement comes after Saudi exiles express shock over lack of sanctions against Mohammed bin Salman over killing of journalist President Joe Biden said on Saturday that the US would make an announcement on Saudi Arabia on Monday, following an intelligence report that found that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had approved the killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul in 2018.Saudi dissidents have expressed anger and disbelief that while the US has officially confirmed the...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Middle East and North Africa, Biden, Istanbul, Mohammed, King Salman, Mohammed bin Salman, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi


Biden teases announcement on Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi report

President Biden on Saturday teased a Monday announcement regarding Saudi Arabia following the release of an official report that accuses...
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Fact check: Biden's pick for HHS secretary says he never sued nuns

President Joe Biden's pick to run the Department of Health and Human Services, California's Attorney General Xavier Becerra, faced a good deal of criticism from Senate Republicans during his confirmation hearing last week over his qualifications, his stance on abortion and several lawsuits he took part in recently.
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Fact check: Biden's pick for HHS secretary says he never sued nuns as California attorney general

President Joe Biden's pick to run the Department of Health and Human Services, California's Attorney General Xavier Becerra, faced a good deal of criticism from Senate Republicans during his confirmation hearing last week over his qualifications, his stance on abortion and several lawsuits he took part in recently.
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Biden says the reopened Texas facility for migrant children 'won't stay open very long'

An influx care facility for unaccompanied children in Carrizo Springs, Texas. Sergio Flores/Getty Images The Biden administration has received blowback for reopening a Texas facility for young migrants. There are thousands of unaccompanied minors attempting to cross the border. Biden said that his administration is seeking to reunite migrant children with their families. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. President Joe Biden on Friday said that a facility for young mig...
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Justin Trudeau looks forward to working with President Biden: 'It's great to see America re-engage'

Canada's PM Trudeau attends a news conference in Ottawa. Reuters Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suggested he's looking forward to working with President Joe Biden. Speaking on NBC News' "Meet the Press" in an episode that will air Sunday, Trudeau said, "It's great to see America re-engage." "That need to work closely as neighbors continues," Trudeau said. "But now it continues with an administration with whom we have a little more in common." Visit the Business section of Insid...
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Biden's Syria airstrikes test US role as world's police, get bipartisan support - and criticism

Pentagon airstrikes against Iran-backed militias in Syria in response to a Feb. 15 attack in Iraq received both bipartisan praise — and criticism.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Nearly three dozen GOP mayors back Biden's COVID-19 relief package

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt. AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki Roughly 32 GOP mayors are backing Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. The support is a stark contrast to the bill's opposition among congressional Republicans. The House passed the bill on Saturday and it now heads to the Senate where resistance is anticipated. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. While President Joe Biden faces firm opposition to his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package from congressional Rep...
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Analysis: Frustration is growing over the obstacles Biden's nominees of color are facing

President Joe Biden succeeded in nominating the most racially diverse slate of Cabinet nominees in history. But now the slow and contentious process of getting some of his top picks confirmed is leading progressive groups to question whether his nominees of color are facing a higher level of scrutiny than White male nominees of past administrations.
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Frustration is growing over the obstacles Biden's nominees of color are facing

President Joe Biden succeeded in nominating the most racially diverse slate of Cabinet nominees in history. But now the slow and contentious process of getting some of his top picks confirmed is leading progressive groups to question whether his nominees of color are facing a higher level of scrutiny than White male nominees of past administrations.
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Biden Says Saudi Announcement to Come Monday; White House Plays Down New Steps

By Steve HollandWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden on Saturday said his administration would make an announcement on Saudi Arabia on Monday...
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Biden Says He Will Make Announcement on Saudi Arabia on Monday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden on Saturday said his administration would make an announcement on Saudi Arabia on Monday, following a...
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Biden's Syria Airstrike Isn't a Return to Trump's Recklessness in Iran and Iraq

This week’s airstrikes seem to be a conscious refutation of the Trump administration’s wild, dangerous approach to Iraq and Iran.
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A Trader Joe's employee says he was fired after he asked the company's CEO to enhance its COVID-19 protections

Trader Joe's Shoshy Ciment/Business Insider A New York man said he was fired by Trader Joe's after he requested the company make changes to better protect workers. Ben Bonnema said on Twitter he was fired after sending a letter to the company's CEO. In the termination letter he shared, the company said he did not share the grocery chain's "core Values." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A New York City man said he was fired by Trader Joe's after he sent a letter t...
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Manufacturing CEO: Before Biden, it felt like we were fighting the pandemic alone

A former Republican operative who now leads one of the nation's most powerful business groups is praising President Joe Biden's efforts to defeat the coronavirus pandemic.
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Biden is walking a tightrope on Saudi Arabia

Biden's decision reflects the reality of the longtime marriage of convenience between the world's longest-standing democracy and the world's most absolute monarchy -- a relationship has always been based on mutual interests, writes Peter Bergen.
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What's behind Biden's release of Khashoggi report

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman approved an operation that led to journalist Jamal Khashoggi's brutal assassination in 2018, according to a declassified US intelligence report the Biden administration released on Friday.
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Opinion: Biden is walking a tightrope on Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman approved an operation that led to journalist Jamal Khashoggi's brutal assassination in 2018, according to a declassified US intelligence report the Biden administration released on Friday.
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Hawley suggests Biden elevate Trump-era judges, but warns president is 'in thrall to radical left wing'

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., on Friday suggested that President Biden, in a show of bipartisanship, pick Trump-appointed district court...
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Fact check: Breaking down false claims from the first day of CPAC

• Opinion: Trump has CPAC, but Biden has kryptonite • See what happened when CPAC organizers asked crowd to wear masks
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Satellite images reveal extent of damage caused by Biden's first military action

The windows blew open. The building shook. At 1:30 a.m. local time Friday, a resident of al-Bukamal, a city near the Syrian-Iraqi border, was jarred from his sleep. Speaking under the condition of anonymity for security reasons, he told CNN the explosions were unlike anything he had heard before.
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Biden said undocumented immigrants should have access to the COVID-19 vaccine without fear of being arrested by ICE

President-elect Joe Biden receives his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del., Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. Carolyn Kaster/AP Biden said undocumented immigrants should get the COVID-19 vaccine without fear of prosecution.  DHS earlier in February said ICE wouldn't be conducting enforcement near vaccination sites.  "They should not be arrested for showing up for being able to get a vaccination," Biden said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stori...
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